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Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Test Cars, Concept Shown At CES

Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Test Cars, Concept Shown At CES

Toyota revealed a bit more about its plans to offer a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for sale next year, at a press event held today at the opening of the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company sounded a confident note on the prospects for electric vehicles that use power generated... read more

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KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Will Biofuels Do Better In Aviation Than Anywhere Else?

Given how familiar most of us are with cars, it's easy to see them as the be-all and end-all when it comes to cleaning up transportation. Reduce fossil fuels, increase... read more December 18, 2013 by


 
Structure of methanol. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Methanol Made With Renewable Energy Could Power Fuel Cells (Video)

Instead of a "hydrogen economy," should policymakers discuss a "methanol economy?" Nobel laureate Dr. George Olah and Surya Prakash, director of the University of Southern... read more December 13, 2013 by


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Price-Competitive With Electrics By 2030, Toyota Says

Instead of choosing between a V-6 and a V-8, could future car buyers choose between batteries and fuel cells? Soichiro Okudaira, chief officer of Toyota's R&D group, told... read more December 13, 2013 by


 
GM E85 presentation

Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by


 
Teaser for Hyundai Intrado concept

New Hyundai Intrado Fuel-Cell Concept For 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai announced this morning that it will unveil a new hydrogen fuel-cell concept vehicle, to be known as the Intrado, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. The Hyundai... read more December 10, 2013 by


 
Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Hydrogen Crossover First Drive

Hyundai is an aggressive company, and that applies to its green cars as much as the bread-and-butter sedans and crossovers it sells in growing numbers. So when the company... read more December 4, 2013 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

EPA Proposal Would Cut 2014 Ethanol Mandate By 20 Percent

U.S. drivers will be putting less ethanol in their tanks. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to cut the amount of ethanol required in gasoline from what was... read more November 18, 2013 by


 
Trucks - Image by Flickr user mrkskolz, used under Creative Commons license

Yet Another New Fuel: Will Dimethyl Ether Matter For Big Trucks?

It's frustrating driving a fuel-efficient vehicle sometimes. While you know you're just one small part of an effort to clean up transportation, seeing an 18-wheeler pumping... read more November 13, 2013 by


 
DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

Automaker Group Says E15 Ethanol Damages Cars, EPA Approval Was Rushed

Automakers have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing battle against ethanol blends in gasoline, saying it can damage engine components. That's despite several manufacturers... read more November 12, 2013 by


 
Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Toyota is serious about hydrogen fuel cell cars, and to prove it the company will unveil a new fuel cell concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the FCV, Toyota's... read more November 7, 2013 by


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Yet Another Green Fuel: Landfill Methane On Sale In California

If you're looking for an alternative fuel, why not try garbage? Or, rather, the methane produced by landfills. Clean Energy Fuels--a developer of natural gas refueling... read more November 5, 2013 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Is A $500 Garage Fueling Appliance The Missing Link For Natural-Gas Cars?

In some ways, natural-gas cars are hampered by their own form of range anxiety. The high-pressure tanks necessary to hold enough fuel to drive 200 miles or more take up many... read more November 3, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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